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Top 10 Innovation Prize 2021

In 2021, the Top Sector T&U Innovation Prize 2021 will be awarded for the third time. In this edition, international and groundbreaking innovations have been chosen that contribute to the realization of sustainable horticulture: CROSS-BORDER INNOVATION.

The jury nominees for the IMPACT2025 Innovation Prize 2021 are briefly presented below. The list is in alphabetical order.

Get to know the nominees through their digital pitch and cast your vote for the audience award

Top 10 Innovation Prize 2021

In 2021, the Top Sector T&U Innovation Prize 2021 will be awarded for the third time. In this edition, international and groundbreaking innovations have been chosen that contribute to the realization of sustainable horticulture: CROSS-BORDER INNOVATION.

The jury nominees for the IMPACT2025 Innovation Prize 2021 are briefly presented below. The list is in alphabetical order.

Get to know the nominees through their digital pitch and cast your vote for the audience award.

BBBLS

We have developed a sustainable food loop; an energy saving greenhouse, able to run climate neutral, semi-closed and with high CO2 fertilization levels, combined with a process to circulate organic waste into substrate and fertilizer for greenhouses.

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Meet BBBLS, who uses an innovative method of providing extra insulation for greenhouses with soap bubbles. This enables the production of high quality food with much less energy

BBBLS

We have developed a sustainable food loop; an energy saving greenhouse, able to run climate neutral, semi-closed and with high CO2 fertilization levels, combined with a process to circulate organic waste into substrate and fertilizer for greenhouses.

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Meet BBBLS, who uses an innovative method of providing extra insulation for greenhouses with soap bubbles. This enables the production of high quality food with much less energy

Blossom Microbial Technologies BV

The plant microbiome is increasingly recognised to contribute to plant yields, yet has remained to date a blackbox unamendable for improvement. To solve this conendrum, we have built a novel approach combining IT, microbiology and plant physiology. Building on years of research on microbiome in Prof. Jousset's lab at University of Utrecht, we have developed a digital microbiome platform allowing to selectively boost native beneficial microorganisms in the horticulture. This technology combines artificial intelligence, computer simulation and plant-microbe interaction to automatically generate blueprints on how to restore microbiome biodiversity in the horticulture. We currently use this approach to improve propagation and make plants resistant against diseases.

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Meet Blomitec, microbiome breeding for sustainable yields.

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Blossom Microbial Technologies BV

The plant microbiome is increasingly recognised to contribute to plant yields, yet has remained to date a blackbox unamendable for improvement. To solve this conendrum, we have built a novel approach combining IT, microbiology and plant physiology. Building on years of research on microbiome in Prof. Jousset's lab at University of Utrecht, we have developed a digital microbiome platform allowing to selectively boost native beneficial microorganisms in the horticulture. This technology combines artificial intelligence, computer simulation and plant-microbe interaction to automatically generate blueprints on how to restore microbiome biodiversity in the horticulture. We currently use this approach to improve propagation and make plants resistant against diseases.

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Meet Blomitec, microbiome breeding for sustainable yields.

CE-Line BV

Real-time nutrient measurements in the irrigation and drain water gives the opportunity to daily change the irrigation water to the ‘needed’ individual nutrient concentrations. Automated water and nutrient management with Celine makes a new growing system possible. Optimal irrigation water at all times, specific for the plant demand, controlled by the AI of climate computers.

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Meet CELINE, a breakthrough innovation for water and nutrient management in greenhouse horticulture

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CE-Line BV

Real-time nutrient measurements in the irrigation and drain water gives the opportunity to daily change the irrigation water to the ‘needed’ individual nutrient concentrations. Automated water and nutrient management with Celine makes a new growing system possible. Optimal irrigation water at all times, specific for the plant demand, controlled by the AI of climate computers.

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Meet CELINE, a breakthrough innovation for water and nutrient management in greenhouse horticulture

DiMuto

DiMuto is a AgriFood Trade Solutions Platform that simplifies global AgriFood Trade. From produce, trade to market, DiMuto provides end-to-end visibility of global food supply chains, down to every single product and carton for every single order, giving AgriFood business leaders the ability to better manage their complex international operations, across traditionally siloed departments and different stakeholders. To do this, DiMuto combines technology such as blockchain, Internet of Things (IoT) and Artificial Intelligence to create a single platform that provides data visibility and enable AgriFood business leaders to solve the many challenges of navigating today's global food landscape such as access to trade finance and compliance of sustainable practices.

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Meet DIMUTO, an AgriFood Trade Solutions company that unifies every step of global agrifood trade on a single platform so growers, exporters and importers can trade better with data visibility and finance.

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DiMuto

DiMuto is a AgriFood Trade Solutions Platform that simplifies global AgriFood Trade. From produce, trade to market, DiMuto provides end-to-end visibility of global food supply chains, down to every single product and carton for every single order, giving AgriFood business leaders the ability to better manage their complex international operations, across traditionally siloed departments and different stakeholders. To do this, DiMuto combines technology such as blockchain, Internet of Things (IoT) and Artificial Intelligence to create a single platform that provides data visibility and enable AgriFood business leaders to solve the many challenges of navigating today's global food landscape such as access to trade finance and compliance of sustainable practices.

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Meet DIMUTO, an AgriFood Trade Solutions company that unifies every step of global agrifood trade on a single platform so growers, exporters and importers can trade better with data visibility and finance.

GreenPod Labs

Extending shelf life of fresh produce at ambient temperature using 100% natural ingredients to minimise food waste in the farm to fork supply chain.

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Meet GREENPOD LABS, an Agri-biotech startup developing sustainable solutions to minimize food waste and food losses

GreenPod Labs

Extending shelf life of fresh produce at ambient temperature using 100% natural ingredients to minimise food waste in the farm to fork supply chain.

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Meet GREENPOD LABS, an Agri-biotech startup developing sustainable solutions to minimize food waste and food losses

Infrascreen

We use nano-photonics technologies derived from the building and aerospace industries in order to apply them to the greenhouse industry so that it may consume less energy and reduce its carbon footprint.

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Meet INFRASCREEN, Decarbonating greenhouses.

Infrascreen

We use nano-photonics technologies derived from the building and aerospace industries in order to apply them to the greenhouse industry so that it may consume less energy and reduce its carbon footprint.

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Meet INFRASCREEN, Decarbonating greenhouses.

InsectSense BV

Our flagship product, BeeSense can have a substantial impact in the horticulture sector by letting key stakeholders detect 1) crop diseases at an early stage 2) food wastage due to pathogen contamination, pest infestation and food adulateration. With valorizing nature based solutions, we are attempting to bring in a sustainable detection solution that also is inline with the climate and environmental sustainability goals of the Dutch and the EU horticulture sector.

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Meet INSECTSENSE, who is developing a biosensor (BeeSense) with incredible smell capability of bees for early detection of plant diseases which is rapid, accurate, cost effective, non-invasive and can help prevent significant economic losses in the agriculture and horticulture sector.

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InsectSense BV

Our flagship product, BeeSense can have a substantial impact in the horticulture sector by letting key stakeholders detect 1) crop diseases at an early stage 2) food wastage due to pathogen contamination, pest infestation and food adulateration. With valorizing nature based solutions, we are attempting to bring in a sustainable detection solution that also is inline with the climate and environmental sustainability goals of the Dutch and the EU horticulture sector.

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Meet INSECTSENSE, who is developing a biosensor (BeeSense) with incredible smell capability of bees for early detection of plant diseases which is rapid, accurate, cost effective, non-invasive and can help prevent significant economic losses in the agriculture and horticulture sector.

Nieuwe Warmte

Nieuwe Warmte is a company that is specialised is sustainable innovations. Amon this innovations are:

  • Heat batteries
  • Renewable electrical generator systems
  • Low head hydropower systems
  • Greenhouse systems (energy supply)One of our projects is keeping the WarmCO2 system (heat and CO2 supply system between industry and 125Ha of greenhouses} operational

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Meet NIEUWE WARMTE and their RESERVOIR BATTERY, who are re-using current systems to create an electrical battery for more flexibility and a higher turnover.

Nieuwe Warmte

Nieuwe Warmte is a company that is specialised is sustainable innovations. Amon this innovations are:

  • Heat batteries
  • Renewable electrical generator systems
  • Low head hydropower systems
  • Greenhouse systems (energy supply)One of our projects is keeping the WarmCO2 system (heat and CO2 supply system between industry and 125Ha of greenhouses} operational

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Meet NIEUWE WARMTE and their RESERVOIR BATTERY, who are re-using current systems to create an electrical battery for more flexibility and a higher turnover.

SOLHO BV

At SOLHO, we have developed SPRHOUT the most effective renewable based solution to power greenhouse farms. SPRHOUT uses the sun as an input to generate all the energy needs required to operate a greenhouse farm: heating, and cooling.

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Meet SOLHO, they envision a world where food is grown wherever people need it, in a sustainable way overcoming water scarcity and climate change.

SOLHO BV

At SOLHO, we have developed SPRHOUT the most effective renewable based solution to power greenhouse farms. SPRHOUT uses the sun as an input to generate all the energy needs required to operate a greenhouse farm: heating, and cooling.

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Meet SOLHO, they envision a world where food is grown wherever people need it, in a sustainable way overcoming water scarcity and climate change.

Thermeleon B.V.

At Thermeleon, our ambition is to enable climate-neutral horticulture by providing sustainable heating and cooling for every grower. Our product – the Thermeleon Heat Battery – is a new type of screening system with thermal energy storage with Phase Change Material (PCM) that improves the energy-efficiency of greenhouses by strategically reusing the excess heat during the day-night cycle. The cross-border application of PCM is already proven to be successful in the built environment to reduce the energy demand and is now ready to be implemented in the horticulture sector.

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Meet THERMELEON, who makes greenhouses more energy efficient by strategically reusing the excess heat during the day-and-night cycle – reducing CO2 emissions and energy costs for growers.

Thermeleon B.V.

At Thermeleon, our ambition is to enable climate-neutral horticulture by providing sustainable heating and cooling for every grower. Our product – the Thermeleon Heat Battery – is a new type of screening system with thermal energy storage with Phase Change Material (PCM) that improves the energy-efficiency of greenhouses by strategically reusing the excess heat during the day-night cycle. The cross-border application of PCM is already proven to be successful in the built environment to reduce the energy demand and is now ready to be implemented in the horticulture sector.

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Meet THERMELEON, who makes greenhouses more energy efficient by strategically reusing the excess heat during the day-and-night cycle – reducing CO2 emissions and energy costs for growers.

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